Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge – Music Review (Bollywood Movie Soundtrack)

Dheaon Dheaon, as its title might suggest, is one crazy package, lyrics-wise, singing-wise and arrangement-wise. At no point would the singers seem like Vishal Dadlani and Aditi Singh Sharma, they sound totally different. Their fitting rendition of the cheeky lyrics and the orchestration highlighted by the groovy South-ish percussion and the basslines form quite a potent combo, opening the soundtrack of Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge in style. Special respect to Raghu Dixit for the remix, titled The Seeti Seeti Bang Bang Remix, which actually has an arrangement better than the original, the perfectly placed seetis and the fantastic flute phrases. The love song Uh-Oh! Uh-Oh! is also presented in a characteristically different manner by the composer, amalgamating a variety of styles like acappella and Celtic music to good effect. And Ash King and Shilpa Rao do their job neatly. The remix, called Uh-Oh! Uh-Oh! 2.0, is also quite interestingly arranged.

Baatein Shuru once again sees a brilliant use of guitars (especially that bassline) in a very youthful tune, done total justice on the vocal front by Joi Barua and Shefali Alvarez. The only song from the soundtrack that sounds normal on a relative scale is the rock track Chhoo Le sung by Suraj Jagan. Entertaining listen, definitely, but the arrangement has a very heard-before feel to it. In fact the Big Bang Mix of the song has a more original sound, though heavy on techno. Raghu ends the soundtrack with one of his older compositions, Har Saans Mein, a song that impressed at that time, and still retains its charm.

Supremely engaging Bollywood debut from Raghu Dixit (discounting the one track for Quick Gun Murugun). I hope for his sake that Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge works as a movie as well.

Music Aloud Rating — 7.75/10

Top Recos — Baatein Shuru, Dheaon Dheaon, Uh-Oh! Uh-Oh!